Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder-Women in Chinese Painting

China has a long history of using women as objects d'art since the Warring States and Western Han Dynastywhen people painted female figures on...

24 Solar Terms

The Twenty-Four Solar Terms Knowledge of time and practices developed in China through observation of the sun's annual motion The 24 solar terms is a gross...
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Literature about the Yellow Crane Tower

The yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan City is top of the four most famous ancient towers or pavilions in China. The following two poems...

Influence of Buddhism in Ancient Chinese Arts

Buddhism arrived in China around the 1st century AD (although there are some traditions about a monk visiting China during Asoka's reign), and through...
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Huangmei tone: Eighteen miles away

Huangmei or Huangmei tone (黃梅戲 or 黃梅調) originated as a form of rural folksong and dance that has been in existence for the last...
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Huangmei Opera

Once called the "Huangmei Tune" or the "Caicha Opera", the Huangmei Opera is one of the most famous traditional operas in China. As a local...

Eight Immortals in Chinese mythology

The Eight Immortals (八仙) are a group of legendary immortals in Chinese mythology. Each immortal's power can be transferred to a power tool (法器)...

Yuepao apps and casual sex culture

Written by Haiqing Yu. “Every technological innovation creates deviant as well as respectable possibilities.” So opens an essay written by Charles Edgley and Kenneth Kiser...

History of Chinese Opera

Since the time of the Tang Dynasty Emperor Xuanzong (r. 712-755), who created the first national opera troupe called the "Pear Garden," Chinese opera has...

Chinese Gift-Giving: What Not to Buy

While giving a gift is much appreciated and it’s the thought that counts, there are some gifts that are absolute no-nos in China, Hong...

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